2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse: Costlier Than Shelby GT500

Online Configurator Available Now

Ford has discharged the web based configurator for their 2024 Mustang lineup, and the costliest toning it down would be, the Mustang Dark Horse Premium, will come out to a total of $79,515 appreciation everything! The 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 had an introductory price of $76,820 that included destination and gas fee. In this manner, indeed, the Dark Horse Premium is pricier than a Shelby however it is not even a Shelby. So where is your cash going in such a case?

A great inquiry, but to start off with, it’s noteworthy that the Dark Horse kicks off at a significantly more economical cost of $59,270 as the Dark Horse Premium raises to $61,865 (disregarding the $1,595 shipping fee).

Two trims that feature the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter Coyote V8, delivering 500 horsepower and 418 lb-ft of torque are available to consumers. The six-speed Tremec manual transmission is offered as a choice, and for an additional $1,595, patrons can select the 10-speed automatic instead. As is always the case with optional aspects, prices elevate quickly as selections are made.

Prospective patrons of the illustrious Mustang Dark Horse Premium can upgrade their experience with the Dark Horse Handling Package costing $4,500 (which contains those stunning carbon fiber wheels), the Tarnish Dark High Gloss paint job (obtainable for $5,495) and leather-trimmed Recaro seats ($1,650) as an alternative to the usual fabric chairs. Please note that selecting the sportier Recaros removes the factory-installed climate-controlled chairs along with their memory settings. Cheaper choices are given too such as a motor vehicle cover ($600), a shipment coordinator ($105) and a roadside assistance kit ($70). Nonetheless, when all possible additions are combined, you will be looking at almost $80k.

The incredible tidings are that the Dark Horse is stacked with a plethora of in-built, standard features, other than the marvelous NA V8. These indulgences include the all-inclusive Co-Pilot 360 driver-assist plan, twelve-speaker stereo system, heated actuator wheel, voice activation activated touchscreen navigation, and active exhaust system.

In total, the Dark Horse Premium makes for around $16,000 in extra features. Keeping that in mind, Ford has yet to articulate whether there will be another Shelby class. Recently, the renowned carmaker unveiled the entirety of the 2024 Mustang lineup’s total cost of ownership, with the basic EcoBoost Fastback commencing at an affordable price tag of $30,920, leaving out the extra $1,595 for delivery and handling.

Going up to the EcoBoost Premium adds to a total of $41,945. For this expenditure you receive an expanded infotainment display and a personalized digital instrument cluster. The lowest-priced V8 Mustang FT Fastback gets underway at $41,495.

With its rivals joining the ranks of extinct vehicles in 2024, it looks like the Mustang will be the only ICE muscle car left in the game. It still boasts one of the most appealing V8-powered, rear-wheel-drive packages money can buy.

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